Paggeot, Pillai & Rocha Claim Titles on Last Day of End Boss Poker Series on BetMGM

End Boss Poker Series

From November 23-28, Darren Elias hosted his "The End Boss Poker Series" on the BetMGM platform in a trio of states — Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Each state held its own seven-event series with buy-ins ranging from $150-$1,060, and as a whole it proved to be a success as a combined 1,737 entrants competed and $856,600 prize money awarded.

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Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai Wins End Boss New Jersey Main Event

Shankar Pillai
Shankar Pillai

On Saturday, "The End Boss Poker Series" continued in New Jersey with the $1,060 buy-in Event #6: $150K GTD Main Event 8-Max, a tournament that attracted 179 runners. That surpassed the guarantee by creating a $179,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 24 finishers.

Unfortunately for BetMGM Ambassador Darren "Darren_Elias" Elias, for whom the series is named after, he was unable to get anything going and exited empty-handed in 51st place. Similarly, Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan failed to make any money by busting on the bubble in 25th place.

Among those to finish in the money but fall short of the final table were Michael "Gags30" Gagliano (21st - $1,668.28), Anthony “Flawliesbinkage” Maio (20th - $1,849.07), Angel "chromeking" Lopez (15th - $2,237.50), Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib (13th - $2,237.50), Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo (12th - $2,864), and Dan “mj23style” Sewnig (10th - $2,864).

It took 8 hours and 12 minutes of play before three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai defeated Mike “MistaMenza” Menzer in heads-up play to win the title for $42,942.10. Pillai also received a free entry into a special New Year Knockout Tournament.

End Boss New Jersey Event #6 Final Results

1Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai$42,942.10
2Mike “MistaMenza” Menzer$29,356
7Frederick "Got_Milk" Ferrell$7,160
End Boss New Jersey

End Boss New Jersey Winners

Across its seven tournaments, the End Boss Poker Series in the Garden State catered to a combined 717 entrants and awarded $357,900 in prize money. Many of the state’s best competed including David "TheKing411" Coleman, Dan “mj23style” Sewnig, and Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib, just to name a few.

As for Elias, his best performance came when he finished third in Event #5: $535 Saturday 6-Max NL for $5,600.

Here's a look at those who captured End Boss Poker Series titles in New Jersey:

DateStateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
11/23/21NJEvent #1: $535 No-Limit Hold'em89$44,500"Cholie"$13,906
11/24/21NJEvent #2: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha76$20,000"gary_kos"$6,566
11/25/21NJEvent #3: $320 8-Max PKO Bounty58$25,000"Cshmncs"$8,517.51
11/26/21NJEvent #4: $215 Freezeout 8-Max NLH77$15,400"stiltwalk1974"$5,055.82
11/27/21NJEvent #5: $535 Saturday 6-Max NL RE68$40,000"ZenRead"$11,770.40
11/28/21NJEvent #6: $1,060 Main Event179$179,000Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai$42,942.10
11/28/21NJEvent #7: $215 Second Chance 8-Max170$34,000Alex "Hashtag_Hashtag" Rocha$8,156.60

Corey "C0rgasm231" Paggeot Wins Michigan End Boss Main Event

Corey Paggeot
Corey Paggeot

On Sunday, "The End Boss Poker Series" $1,060 buy-in Event #6: $100K GTD Main Event 8-Max NLH was offered to players in Michigan. The tournament attracted 113 runners, which surpassed the guarantee with a $113,000 prize pool.

That was paid out to the top 20 finishers, and among those to cash after "send it" exited as the bubble boy in 21st place were "farmhand" (19th - $1,615.90), "TheDuke8605" (15th - $1,921), "mattchewy77" (12th - $2,260), and "CordGarcia" (11th - $2,260).

Nearly making his third final table of the "End Boss Poker Series" was "georgejanssen", who bowed out one spot shy in ninth place for $2,712.

It took 6 hours and 45 minutes of play for a winner to emerge, and it happened after well-known poker pro Corey "C0rgasm231" Paggeot and "Simsalabim" struck a heads-up deal that saw the latter claim $21,044.21 in prize money while the former got $23,138.79 and the title.

End Boss Michigan Event #6 Final Table Results

1Corey "C0rgasm231" Paggeot$23,138.79*

*Denotes heads-up deal.

End Boss Michigan Winners

The End Boss Poker Series in the Wolverine State catered to a combined 548 runners over its seven events and awarded $248,200 in prize money. Here's a look at those who captured End Boss Poker Series titles in Michigan:

DateStateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
11/23/21MIEvent #1: $535 No-Limit Hold'em62$31,000"JBird401"$8,162
11/24/21MIEvent #2: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha69$15,000"ALLforOne1forALL"$3,949
11/25/21MIEvent #3: $320 8-Max Bounty60$20,000"georgejanssen"$5,773.30
11/26/21MIEvent #4: $215 Friday Freezeout 8-Max RE53$10,600"Cuz1455"$3,167.08
11/27/21MIEvent #5: $535 Saturday 6-Max NL RE68$34,000"Vmendi123"$12,954
11/28/21MIEvent #6: $1,060 Main Event113$113,000Corey "C0rgasm231" Paggeot$23,138.79
11/28/21MIEvent #7: $215 Second Chance 8-Max123$24,600"georgejanssen"$5,658

"Do_psychedelics" Victorious in End Boss Pennsylvania Main Event

End Boss PA Main Event

On Sunday players in Pennsylvania competed in The End Boss Poker Series $1,060 buy-in Event #6: $100K GTD Main Event, a tournament that attracted 123 entrants and offered up a $123,000 prize pool to the top 20 finishers.

Among those to make the money after "Potstricker" bubbled in 21st place were "NitWithTrix" (20th - $1,758.90), "No Tilt Pls" (16th - $2,091), "DrRockNLaw" (12th - $2,460), "Love2Lose22" (7th - $4,920), "LetMeWin3437" (5th - $8,487), and "CleggsOnGG" (4th - $10,947).

After "eto47" bowed out in third place for $14,243.40, the title came down to "AFA5671" and "Do_psychedelics". After 7 hours and 43 minutes of play, the latter came out on top to claim the title and $28,290 first-place prize.

End Boss Pennsylvania Event #6 Final Results

6"Grand River 570"$6,273

End Boss Pennsylvania Winners

Over the course of its seven events in the Keystone State, the End Boss Poker Series catered to a combined 472 entrants and awarded $250,500 in prize money.

Here's a look at those who captured End Boss Poker Series titles in Pennsylvania:

DateStateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
11/23/21PAEvent #1: $535 No-Limit Hold'em65$32,500"TwinSpin"$8,557
11/24/21PAEvent #2: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha52$15,000"moontime"$4,481
11/25/21PAEvent #3: $320 8-Max PKO Bounty44$20,000"ZetaPoker"$5,008.54
11/26/21PAEvent #4: $215 Freezeout 8-Max NLH39$10,000"Tbb1798"$3,324.60
11/27/21PAEvent #5: $535 Saturday 6-Max NL RE54$30,000"Grand River 570"$8,963.40
11/28/21PAEvent #6: $1,060 Main Event123$123,000"Do_psychedelics"$28,290
11/28/21PAEvent #7: $215 Second Chance 8-Max95$20,000"gravytrain"$4,800
  • Check out the results from @DarrenElias' #EndBoss Poker Series on @BetMGM in MI, NJ and PA.

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